Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Fantastic Two Weeks

The past two weeks have been fantastic and very busy! Brian and I finished the weekend of our 5K with the kids tired but very satisfied. Once Tuesday rolled around again it was back to business with seriously hard training again. I started the week with bounding intervals and power strength, followed that with two big distance workout on Wednesday and on Thursday it was another interval session, this time on rollerskis. After my morning session on Thursday I was off for Lake Placid New York!!!

Lake Placid was going to be a short but packed trip for me. I arrived to my cabin for the weekend late on Thursday night and by Friday morning I was up early and at the Olympic Training Center for our first workout! Below are a number of photos ranging from My trip back East to our Sale Event at Hoigaards Ski Shop! We have been getting a lot done and as the season approaches it feels good start focusing on just training, racing and recovering.

I know I have said this a million times, traveling and sharing the experience of trying to make an Olympic Team with your husband has been the best time of my life! Although we can be tired, dirty, hungry, busy, stressed, etc... all at the same time, we wouldn't trade this life for anything different! Even if we were millionaires we would live in our same home, on our same block, work with kids in the neighborhood and get them out exercising and of course XC Ski everyday we could!
The Large Group of USST and other Club Athletes after our Classic OD!

Sophie Caldwell, myself, Ida Sargent and Erika Flowers after the Climb to the Castle.

Getting a quick photo with Liz (the Hill Climb Champ!) while she is being interviewed for Fasterskier!
I had a great result this year at Climb to the Castle. I was second to Liz Stephens and was happy that I could stay with here for two miles! My energy was good despite my long travel and busy schedule before I left! I look forward to more Climbing events in the future.

Two coaches who have had a Major impact on my career as a skier and my life as a person.
Brian Fish and Jason Cork. Thanks you two!

My Sweet ITA T-shirt signed by many of the kids at the Boys and Girls Club with my 2nd place medal.
Staying an extra day is totally worth it when you get to summit a mountain! On top of Mt. Marcy :)

Ready for the Trail Loppet 1/2 Marathon or Arm Wrestling???

Brian and I with a future star Isaac Nightengale!

Another Podium! This one for running (very far!!!) I am also psyched to be sharing it with two amazing women!
Josie Nelson and Nicole Cueno!!!
Brian and I participated in the local City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation's Trail Loppet 1/2 Marathon! We both ran really well and slept VERY hard that night. It's great to have such an active and supportive ski and outdoor community to be a part of year round. The best part about the event was that I could run home after the race (1/2 Mile) and take a shower before the awards!!! Yes!
Our "gift" to Hoigaard's Ski Shop! An Autographed Madshus poster of Brian and I!
 We had a very successful Tent Sale Weekend :)
The weekend was also filled with time at the Hoigaard's Big Tent Sale. Hoigaard's is a local Ski Shop that is sponsoring Brian and myself this year! We were busy helping people get fit for Skis, boots and poles when we weren't out training. We love this kind of work and you could tell the staff had fun with us there!

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